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 (flœ-rē′), André Hercule de 1653-1743.
French prelate and politician who became a cardinal in 1726 and served as prime minister (1726-1743) under Louis XV.


(French flœri)
(Biography) André Hercule de (ɑ̃dre ɛrkyl də). 1653–1743, French cardinal and statesman: Louis XV's chief adviser and virtual ruler of France (1726–43)


(ˈflɜr i, ˈflʊər i)

(of a heraldic cross) having the arms terminate in the shape of fleurs-de-lis.
[1375–1425; late Middle English flourre < Middle French fleure, derivative of fleur flower; see -ee]



André Hercule de, 1653–1743, French cardinal and statesman.
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Even Fleury who begat it and, unlike Magniac, died a multi-millionaire, could not explain how the restless little imp shuddering in the U-tube can, in the fractional fraction of a second, strike the furious blast of gas into a chill greyish-green liquid that drains (you can hear it trickle) from the far end of the vacuum through the eduction-pipes and the mains back to the bilges.
The latter, cased and guarded like the U-tube aft, exhibits another Fleury Ray, but inverted and more green than violet.
We are to secure all "loose objects"; hood up our Fleury Rays; and "on no account to attempt to clear snow from our conning-towers till the weather abates.
An ardent subscriber to "Victoires et Conquetes," Fleury nevertheless refused to pay his subscription, though he kept and read the copies, alleging that they exceeded the number proposed in the prospectus.
This transition costume, uniting as it did two centuries, was worn by the chevalier with the high-bred grace of an old French marquis, the secret of which is lost to France since the day when Fleury, Mole's last pupil, vanished.
It was at Dusit Thani in Makati where two officials of the Institut-Herve Fleury, executive vice chairman of the board, and Dominique Giraudier, director general-first met with journalists.
As Commandant of the Engineer School, I have the opportunity to present Steel, Bronze, Silver, and Gold de Fleury Medals to deserving members of the Engineer Regiment.
Theo Fleury will once again showcase his skills in Alberta.
In a highly fragmented competitive landscape, the leading player in chilled processed meat and seafood in 2015 was Fleury Michon with a value share of 8%.
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Since July 21, Theo Fleury and his team have been walking from the Be Brave Ranch, a treatment centre for sexually abused children near Edmonton, to Siksika.
After a January, 2012, blaze burned Eacom's sawmill in Timmins, shuttering it for a year and a half, the most common question fielded by general manager Guy Fleury was this: why didn't you move it?